AfriGeneas Caribbean Research Forum
[CARIB] Virgin Islands Database & History
I'm not sure how many members of the Afrigeneas family have ancestors linked to the Virgin Islands. However the The University of the Virgin Islands Libraries' digitized collection may uncover possible links to your family. If not, the history and content alone presents an invaluable understanding of the people of the Virgin Islands. (Please note that there is a large number of Puerto Ricans who migrated to the Virgin Islands)
It's introduction describes the project:
"The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Libraries, in partnership with the Virgin Islands Division of Libraries, Archives & Museums (DLAM) was awarded a National Leadership grant for digitization from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in 2000. The Project seeks to enhance access to sources of information on Virgin Islands' history and culture for scholars, students, historians, and researchers in the territory and abroad. The award was given for the purpose of digitizing U. S. Virgin Islands' materials in areas of biography, education, history and culture for access on the World Wide Web."
Included in this collection is a searchable database:
"Funeral Booklets - developed for memorial services detailing life and family history of the deceased." (Incredible!)
If your family name is Danish, you'll find fascinating information on Denmark, its Danish planters and historical links for you to research.
Make sure that you click on the menu items on the left. I found an intriguing folk story for children entitled:
"Beautiful Inkberry Tree: A Christmas Story for Young Virgin Islanders."
K Wyer Lane
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